The Centre for East-Central and Southeastern Europe has been a part of the Museum of European Cultures – National Museums in Berlin since 2004. The Centre is devoted to exploring a wide range of cultural issues relevant to Eastern Europe. One of its goals is to draw more attention from Western audiences to this part of Europe. Its transnational research and exhibition projects promote mutual understanding between the Eastern European countries and strengthen the networks of cultural institutions and NGOs in the region.

The Centre acts as a catalyst to stimulate multiperspectival and transnational dialogues around current socio-political issues in the region. It is involved in collaborative research with local partners to develop innovative travelling exhibition formats: flexible and open to expansion, sustainable, mobile, multilingual and suitable for public outreach.

The Centre for East-Central and Southeastern Europe is supported by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.